Council Connection: June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018
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City Council receives concrete reconstruction evaluation and Neighborhood Services report

On June 4, the City Council received preliminary results of an independent study conducted by the architectural and engineering firm CP&Y on the City’s concrete reconstruction method used in the Real. Texas. Roads. program. The study noted the City's current process reflects a 94 percent success rate and significant cost savings. The study also included alternate designs and an explanation of the unique factors which can contribute to the wear on Mesquite’s roads. Watch a broadcast of the presentation.
The City Council also received a quarterly report from Neighborhood Services Director Raymond Rivas, who noted an 86 percent increase in voluntary code compliance for the first quarter of 2018. Rivas attributed the positive compliance as a product of staff working successfully with residents to ensure violations were addressed. Watch a broadcast of the presentation.

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City of Mesquite highlights future Porch Swing restaurant

Mesquite residents and visitors will soon have a new place to enjoy slow-cooked meats, live music and scratch-made pie. Porch Swing restaurant, 3855 W. Emporium Circle, is gearing up to open its doors this summer. Watch this episode of Mesquite In Motion for a look into the latest creation by Antonio Swad, founder of Pizza Patrón and Wingstop restaurants. The Dallas Observer also covered a story on the new restaurant. Read the article here.

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Addressing Mesquite Day Volunteer Commitment Forms due June 29

Addressing Mesquite Day will be held on Saturday, October 6. This annual event matches community volunteers with disadvantaged homeowners in need of assistance. Those interested in volunteering must complete an online Commitment Form by June 29. Homeowners who would like to request assistance (exterior only) should submit an online Job Request Form by June 29. Both online forms are available at Job requests are only accepted for owner-occupied homes, and priority is given to seniors, residents with disabilities or veterans. Learn more at

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June adoption specials at Mesquite Animal Services

Throughout June, Mesquite Animal Services will celebrate National Adopt-a-Cat Month with two adoption specials. Each Tuesday in June, two cats can be adopted for the price of one. Every Friday in June, all cat adoptions are discounted to $40. View all available animals at, or meet them in person at Mesquite Animal Services, 1650 Gross Road. For more information, call 972-216-6283.

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Environmental Tuesdays coming
in July

High school students in Mesquite can connect with the environment by participating in Environmental Tuesdays throughout July. The deadline to apply is July 3. Participants will learn to kayak while helping clean our water supply, take a tour of the City's water tower, visit the native plant gardens at the Dallas Arboretum and spend a day at the water park - all while earning school service hours. Registration is free for existing Youth Environmental Leaders and $20 for new participants. Interested youth should submit an Online Interest Form and Parent Permission Packet by July 3. Download the forms and learn more by visiting

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Mesquite Animal Services and Mesquite Animal Pawtners bring kitten education into the classroom

Thanks to a partnership between Mesquite Animal Services and Mesquite Animal Pawtners (MAP), animal education has extended into Mesquite ISD classrooms. A.C. New Middle School teacher Maryanne Chiarelli serves as MAP board member and dedicated foster mom to the kittens of MAP, who come from Mesquite Animal Services. This spring, Maryanne’s mission to educate the community on kitten adoption and fostering led her to begin weekly field trips to the classroom with her kitten fosters. Read about how A.C. New’s kitten visits are helping promote kitten adoption in Mesquite.

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Remember the "four Ds" of mosquito defense

Prevention is the best defense against West Nile and other mosquito-borne viruses. Remember the "four Ds" when enjoying the outdoors this summer: 1) Dusk and dawn are the times of day when mosquitoes are most active and when you should try to stay indoors; 2) Dress in long sleeves and pants when outside; 3) Use insect repellents with DEET as an active ingredient; and 4) Drain outside standing water so it does not become a mosquito breeding site. For more information on mosquito control and the City's Integrated Mosquito Management Plan, visit

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We want to hear from you. If you have a concern or are experiencing an issue, please contact the City of Mesquite at 972-288-7711 or visit the City’s website at for assistance.

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